Picea jezoensis subsp. subsp. jezoensis / Yezo spruce

Picea jezoensis subsp. jezoensis as described 1855 by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796–1866) and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini (1790–1848) in Traité Général des Conifères, by Elie-Abel Carrière (1818–1896), is the typical species of Yezo spruce which is fully described at this link.

Synonyms include Picea ajanensis and Picea kamtchatktensis.

This subspecies of Yezo Spruce is native to Japan — Hokkaido, north Hoshu and the Russian far east. The new shoots become orange-yellow or yellowish brown. The needles are 0.06 to 0.08 inch (1.5 - 2mm) wide and slightly flattened. The seed cones are up to 3.5 inches long 1.25 inches wide with obovate-oblong scales.

Picea jezoensis subsp. jezoensis in habitat.
Photo by OMC Seeds

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